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What Are the Duties of a Professional Caregiver?

Posted: 5/22/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

With the demand for direct-care workers projected to rise dramatically over the next decade, caregiving is also one of the few recession-proof professions. If this interests you, read on to learn more about what a typical day might look like once you’ve embarked on your exciting new career as a professional caregiver.

How to Build and Maintain Your Caregiver Support Network

Posted: 5/8/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Whether you are a battle-tested caregiving veteran or it’s your first time, having a reliable support system around you is essential for staying focused and refreshed. Using an aging-in-place loved one as an example, what follows are ways to build and maintain a caregiver support network that seamlessly adapts as their needs change.

When is the Right Time to Start Senior Home Care Services?

Posted: 4/24/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

For the average family, assessing their loved one’s needs and determining when it’s time to start senior home care services is never easy. Using this handy guide as a reference will help ensure a better-informed decision when your loved one’s care weighs in the balance.

What is Caregiver Burden and How Can You Cope and Prevent Burnout?

Posted: 4/10/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When it comes to caregiving, a “one-size-fits-all” mindset doesn’t always work. Some informal caregivers must go it alone, while others use a team approach to ensure their loved ones get the care they deserve.

Why Many Are Choosing Caregiving as Their Second Career

Posted: 3/27/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Each year, millions of paid caregivers serve on the front lines of America’s healthcare system while assisting patients and clients in various settings – including private residences. If you are passionate about serving others while working in a recession-proof industry surrounded by like-minded people, caregiving could be your calling.

5 Elderly Fall Prevention Tips

Posted: 3/13/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Falling is one of the biggest fears for those aged 65+, and for good reason. Each year, millions of elderly Americans are hurt in falls, resulting in fractured hips, broken ribs, and head contusions.

American Heart Month – Healthy Habits Lead to a Healthy Heart

Posted: 2/27/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

February is American Heart Month, making it the perfect time to focus on your “ticker.” No matter your age, reducing your risk of developing heart disease – or managing it more effectively – is possible by taking these steps.

Caregiving 101: Where Do I Start?

Posted: 2/13/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Serving as a caregiver can be overwhelming at times. These caregiving tips will help ensure a more rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Making the Shift from Hospital or Clinic to Home Health Care

Posted: 1/23/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you are a healthcare professional, what follows are reasons why transitioning from a hospital or clinic to home healthcare could be the key to kickstarting your career.

5 Ways to Prevent Hospital Readmission

Posted: 1/9/2023 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

As an informal caregiver, keeping your loved one safe and comfortable during their recovery takes careful planning and preparation. Here are five ways to help loved ones avoid hospital readmission once they’ve transitioned home.

Time for a Career Change? Consider Home Healthcare

Posted: 12/26/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

If you were made to help, serve, support, care for, and connect with others, home healthcare could be your calling – a career that could be far more rewarding than any job you’ve ever had before!

Creative Ways to Stay Connected with Senior Loved Ones During the Holidays

Posted: 12/12/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Since keeping aging loved ones involved in the holiday festivities is essential for their health and well-being, you’ll need to find creative ways to stay connected with them. What follows are some holiday celebration tips guaranteed to put a smile on the face of that special senior in your life.

5 Proven Ways for Seniors to Boost Their Energy Levels

Posted: 11/21/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Does fatigue set in because of inactivity, or does inactivity set in because of fatigue? Either way, fatigue and low energy levels for seniors aren’t to be taken lightly. Low energy can lead to other conditions, such as depression and obesity. If the senior in your life is experiencing fatigue, we have found five proven ways that seniors can boost their energy levels

5 Surprisingly Fun Ways for Seniors to Stay Active

Posted: 11/7/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Some seniors can’t physically participate in activities requiring mobility, but many can – and want to. If you have a senior who can “get physical,” here are five surprisingly fun ways for them to stay active.

How to Prepare for “The Talk” About Senior Home Care

Posted: 10/17/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Most seniors don’t want to face the need for someone to come and help them with simple tasks they now struggle with, like laundry, cooking, shopping, or driving - things they’ve been doing all of their adult life. Their perceived loss of independence can make this a tough conversation to have. Here are some tips to make the conversation a little easier.

5 Ways to Tell It’s Time to Think About In-Home Care

Posted: 10/3/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Sometimes it’s obvious that your loved one needs more help than you can provide. A debilitating health event like a fall, stroke, or car accident causing serious bodily injury can quickly render someone incapable of self-care. This article will provide you with five things you can look out for as you think about in-home care for your loved one.

What Is Private Duty Home Care?

Posted: 9/19/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Over the last few years, the demand for independent seniors to receive long-term care at home versus an institutional setting has increased dramatically. Although family and friends provide most in-home care, those informal caregivers face challenges when their loved ones live a long distance away or when life circumstances prevent them from being the full-time caregiver their loved one needs.

Do You Have a Senior Home Care Plan?

Posted: 9/5/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

Eldercare plans can vary based on the amount of care that’s required, the number of caregivers providing that care, and the time commitment involved. These tips can help you either develop your first senior home care plan or reevaluate your current approach to caregiving.

5 Easy Steps to Become a Professional Caregiver

Posted: 8/22/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

A rapidly aging population combined with a heightened desire to age in place has created the “perfect storm” for employment opportunities within home care. If becoming a professional caregiver interests you, this handy roadmap could be your pathway to success.

The Benefits of Developing a Home Care Plan

Posted: 8/8/2022 8:00 AM by Interim HealthCare

When suddenly thrust into the role of a caregiver, a home care plan can be an invaluable resource that keeps you refreshed with each passing day. What follows are some of the benefits of developing a home care plan when your loved one is depending on you.

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